Time for the first of our lil’ Zombie goodies here at the Litterbox as part of our February 2017 “Zombies On The Rampage!!” Festival. This time out? How about a nifty lil’ South Indian Tamil film… complete and uncut and with perfect English subtitles… the full Zombie Apocalypse short film thriller “Uruvan”.
Our synopsis? “Ordinary guy Vikram finds his routine everyday life torn to shreds when the explosion of a chemical plant lands him smack dab in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse. Can one lone man overcome both his fear and his asthma to rise above the chaos and survive the horror? Does he have the will to fight all odds just to see another day?”
Guess we’ll find out… cause Neko’s not gonna spoil the fun till you get the chance to see it yourself. Then we’ll compare notes in the comments, o’ Gentle Visitors… 😉 Enjoy!! 🙂
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Well… I know… it’s been another couple of weeks… (Bad kitty!! Baaaad, bad kitty!!). So that means it’s most definitely time, long overdue, for another review here at the ol’ Litterbox, and this time out, it’s another visit to the grim world of the Zombie Apocalypse, Russian style, with the 2012 film “Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead”. Did somebody say… “Zombies”? Yep… you all know a certain wee Catlady can never get enough of those… 😉
Synopsis? Well, “The Russian Winter is a terrible thing…… especially if it arrives in mid-July. It was the hottest Russian summer on record until a freak snowstorm breaks that heat and heralds the arrival of a flesh-hungry army of the undead. They seem hell bent on destroying a sleepy Russian town and ruining the day of intrepid Moscow TV reporter, Kosta and the sexy rollerblading girl he ran into while running for his life. Now all he has to do is somehow avoid the zombies, get the girl, stop from being shot by her father, and stay away of the sharp end of a mad Russian Orthodox Priest’s axe while still making his deadline!”
This one’s been out for a while now, and it’s another of those odd foreign films that stubbornly avoided falling into my clutches. No DVD… until recently… and then only a Spanish release missing those ever so handy English subtitles I want. But finally it popped up. On steaming video release…. hey… wait a minute that’s new. But… since I’ve got an Amazon account, I’m all set I guess. Wanna know how it all went? Then ya know what ya gotta do, eh, Gentle Visitors? 😉
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I’m back with more Apocalyptic fun and another Review in our “End of the World As We Know It” movie marathon here at the Litterbox with another nostalgic “Lil’ Kitten Classic” from 1963… the British Sci-fi horror classic, “The Day of the Triffids”. A horrible global epidemic of blindness… a savage worldwide attack by ambulatory carnivorous plants… and civilization crumbles!! Ummmm? Wait a moment? “Killer Plants”? Really? Seriously? Oh yes, indeed, Gentle Visitors…. Add this to your list of possible Doomsday scenarios. The entire human race reduced to nothing more than walking Miracle-Gro for an invasion by hungry walking plants from outer space. 🙂
Our synopsis? How’s this grab you: “On a beautiful clear night in 1963, people all around the world are treated to a once -in-a-lifetime blazing spectacular from deep space… a meteor shower. In London, merchant seaman Bill Masen misses the show as he’s hospitalized with damaged eyes following emergency surgery. The following morning he awakens to find no one answering his bell. He removes the bandages himself and soon realizes that he one of the few people still left with sight as everyone who observed the meteor shower is now blind. Society quickly collapses beneath this unexpected event coupled with the sudden onslaught of the Triffids, flesh eating plants that are now surprisingly ambulatory, spreading rapidly and devouring the helpless human race.”
Yep…. I know, I know…. it all sounds pretty darn goofy. But… not really any more goofy than the sudden reanimation of the brain munching undead, our old friends, the Zombies. Lil Miyuki saw this one on a Saturday morning “Creature Feature” TV waaaay back in the late 70’s (Or so my vague memories tell me…) and I remember being pretty darn sacred by the whole notion of big killer weeds with poison stingers. Scared enough to still remember it all fondly some 30 odd years later, and that’s saying something… So, if you recall this neat lil’ story too, than how about you “Read On” Gentle Visitor and share some of those feeling with this wee Catgirl? Unlike the Triffids, I promise I won’t bite…. 😉
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Whew…. I’m still at things, although there are times I think I need to clone myself to get it all done… Here we go again with some more “End of the World As We Know It” fun here at the Litterbox with another Spanish film, “Los Últimos Días” aka “The Last Days”, that takes the idea of the Apocalypse and gives it yet another somewhat unique and unexpected cause as it’s premise. No big explosions… no global pandemic… no ravenous monsters or aliens… no divine rapture… Nope. Nothing but good ol’ agoraphobia. Well… OK… “agoraphobia on steroids”… but still… really nothing more than just being afraid of the great outdoors. Hmmm? So you think it doesn’t really sound all that bad to you? Just fort up inside your cozy house with all your stuff and wait for the “crazy” to harmlessly pass on by? Certainly nothing “world shattering”, eh? Well…. you’d be soooo sooo wrong.
Our synopsis goes like this: “2013. A mysterious epidemic spreads across the planet. Soon all of humanity develops an irrational fear of open spaces that causes panic attacks so severe they result in almost instant death. Eventually, the world population finds itself trapped inside buildings. As the Spanish city of Barcelona descends into chaos, Marc and his colleague Enrique, set off together on an almost impossible quest to cross the city and find Julia, his missing girlfriend, and Enrique’s hospitalized father, without somehow managing to ever go outside.”
Yep… talk about an original idea. When I saw the Trailer for this one, I just knew I was hooked. Luckily for me… right around that time, the UK Region 2 DVD made it’s appearance. One quick shopping trip later and this wee Catgirl hooked herself up with a copy just in time for our Apocalypse Movie Marathon. So… if you still want more End of the World fun, then just hunker down and “Read On” to hear all the details…. 😉
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I know… I’m really late, late late with this… but here’s our next Review in our “End Of The World As We Know It” festival here at the Litterbox, director Jorge Torregrossa’s 2012 Spanish film “Fin” aka “The End”. Yep… the “Apocalypse”, Spanish style… (I wonder if it comes with Sangria?) 😉
Our synopsis goes like this: “A group of old friends gets together for a weekend reunion in a remote mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from their shared past that continues to haunt them. A strange, sudden inexplicable celestial incident alters their plans, leaving all electrical power mysteriously drained and stranding them and with no line of communication to the outside world. As they hike their way for help, the group starts to disintegrate, just as a new natural order is unveiled before their astonished eyes. “
So what’s the big Apocalypse up to this time? Aliens? Pandemics? The big ol’ Biblical “Judgement Day”? From the Trailer, it’s hard to say… so if you are as curious as a certain wee movie watchin’ kitten, I guess there are only two ways to find out. You could just run right out and find a copy to watch for yourself… or… you could grab a warm cup of coffee, kick back and relax, and let a certain goofy Catgirl tell you all about it before you plunk down your cash for a DVD. (Me…. I’m banking that you’ll choose the second choice…. 😉 )
So let’s get to it shall we?
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Soooo… here it is. The famous Mayan “Post Apocalypse” we’ve all heard about. Not exactly the “Hell-on-Earth” most of the Doomsday Preppers were expecting…. with nary a zombie, cannibal, alien invader, or savage punk “Mad Max” marauder in sight. No Earth shattering celestial collisions…. no comets, asteroids, rogue planets, or wandering Black Holes either. Not really certain whether I should feel relived or cheated… 😉
This wee Catgirl assumes you all rode out the hours leading up to this “non event” in pretty much the same calm and rational style as I did. But even if you didn’t… even if you anxiously “hunkered in the bunker” waiting all night for the poo to hit the proverbial fan, isn’t it nice to know we all dodged yet another one? After all, you serious survivor wannabees…. one failed Doomsday doesn’t mean there isn’t another one lurking down the road, right? I promise…. someday odds are you’ll find some use for that humongous pile of canned food and the thousands of rounds of ammo you have. Look on the bright side…. the zombies could still rise. They’re sneaky lil’ buggers….. 😉
Personally, this lil’ Catgirl spent her evening watching movies… (surprise, surprise)… and naturally, if it was all gonna end, then I figured Carolyn and I ought to at least get in some quality cuddle time as the clock ticked down while watching the George Pal classic “When Worlds Collide”. There have been so many other “end of the world” movies since this one came out, but there’s simply no denying that it’s still the classic even today. Yep…. me and my sweetie all snuggly under a warm blanket, with my lil kitty hunkered down right along side us, a big plate of spicy Thai peanut satay and wine coolers by our side. Now that’s the way to meet “The End”….. 😉
Seeing as we all didn’t die horribly, I’m expecting to have a few new reviews up soon before Christmas steals away the rest of my free time this month, and until then, a big sigh of relief and “Meow, meow for now!!”